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How do I change the bucket fill colour in Gimp Image Editor?

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Suppose We want to Fill an area in this image


The bucket tool uses the foreground colour so lets change it-- Click foreground

Set new colour


Click OK to accept


Foreground colour now changed select bucket tool


Use bucket tool -- Job Done


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How do I get this toolbox? When I click to get the toolbox up it is a single narrow vertical column without the bucket fill subsection your screenshot shows. – Brenton Horne Mar 22 '13 at 15:13
If you grab the corner of the tool box you can expand it. When its big enough select "Windows" > "Dockable Dialogs" > "Tool Options" from the menu a new widow opens. You can drag and drop that into the toolbox if you wish – Warren Hill Mar 22 '13 at 16:55

The black square in the highlighted area defines the foreground color. This color applies to all coloring tools, like the bucket

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Where do I find this window. There are no other windows in my GIMP. – Brenton Horne Mar 22 '13 at 15:04
@BrentonHorne: for GIMP versions prior to 2.8, the <kbd>Tab</kbd> key will open and close the two additional windows: Toolbox and Layers. – carnendil Mar 22 '13 at 16:16

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